Ooh guys – we’re back in the drivers today with the 2016 Mazda6 | Grand Touring. I’ll tell you – not being able to drive my 1950’s Bel Air in the winter has turned out to be such a blessing because I now have a greater appreciation and love for some of the newer vehicles and technology hitting the market. Some of this stuff is TOTALLY awesome! Plus, it’s not really all about the year the car was manufactured in anyways- it’s about it’s style, right?
2016 Mazda 6 | Grand Touring
Many of the reasons I first fell in love with vintage cars was because they have a presence to them – a style that truly represents who they are. It is something that makes them recognizable and different. When you see a retro car coming down the road you are like – oh wow, check that out! Maybe it’s the tail fins, the long sleek lines or the color? Whatever it is – it is all it’s own.
The Mazda6 Has Got Style
From the moment I first laid eyes on the 2016 Mazda6 I was like “oh wow, check that out”. The cherry red color (known as Soul Red) was vibrant and eye catching. The low stance of the vehicle hinted towards hot rod and the interior design was sleek and clean – accented in black and white like a retro checkered diner floor. There was no mistaking that this car was different.
It’s All About the Features
This car has tons of buttons – I really couldn’t help myself from wanting to press each and every one of them. One thing I absolutely fell in love with was the audio/navigation dial in between the two front seats. This dial made it possible to adjust the volume, channel and mostly everything else housed within the dash controls from a comfortable spot next to your leg – yeah, you don’t even have to reach up to touch screen display if you don’t want to. How cool is that?
Another fun feature was the Heads Up Display which popped up out of the dash when the vehicle was turned on. This see through display sits at the lower level of your vision and allows the driver to see how fast they are going without looking away from the road.
Yeah, But Does It Have OOMPH?
I love a car that has power on the road. Yes, engine size does matter to me and this baby could get up and go! I even had the option to switch it into sport mode for the times when I got to venture out alone – getting to the grocery store just got a whole lot more fun!
The 2016 Mazda6 starts at $21,495 – the Grand Touring version we drove was $33,695.
What I Loved
- The Style and Design – I love it when things are clean and the design here was definitely that!
- The between the seat dial for controlling the audio and navigation – that was just fun.
- The extra large trunk space – definitely road trip worthy.
- Nice leg room for back seat passengers – I didn’t once feel my kids pushing their knees into my back (that’s sort of like, unheard of!)
- The Sport Mode option was a blast. 🙂
Things Mazda Could Have Done Better
Actually – I have a car crush. While I am sure that there must be something about this vehicle that I don’t like – I just haven’t found out what yet.
Mary and Mazda sitting in a tree. . .
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Disclosure: This vehicle was loaned to me for review. No compensation was received for this post.
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